The “Ask the Doctors” column on page B3 of Tuesday’s News-Post contains some very good information, up to a point.
I write in response to the “Ask the Doctors” article you published on page B3 of the March 31 News-Post. I was very surprised and frightened to see that you had published an article denying the existence of a COVID-19 pandemic. If your intent was that this was to be an April Fool’s story, th…
I have been an inpatient at Frederick Health for the past week. I would like to reassure our community that we are in good hands at our local hospital. The staff is coming to work and providing hands-on care in the most compassionate manner possible.
As a cradle Catholic, I feel compelled to respond to the offensive article “That’s the spirit” by Richard Krauss, and which originally appeared in The Frederick News-Post on March 16. I strongly disagree with Mr. Krauss’ poor choice of words, and his way of comparing what believers commit to…
Thank you for your recent story highlighting the Maryland Legislature’s action toward protecting local communities from the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos.
On Monday, Frederick County Public Schools embarked on its first day of continuity of learning through remote/distance learning. Our educators spent countless hours preparing virtual lesson plans, testing out new technology, reaching out to students and families, and planning how to balance …
Your editorial plug March 23 for the city-sponsored downtown hotel project as a coronavirus "stimulus" measure is crazy. You urge revived efforts to get Gov. Hogan to release funds from 2018.
Detention centers can be a petri dish for COVID-19 and I’m worried the ability of inmates and detainees to follow CDC recommendations can be severely limited. There is an immediate risk of infection for detention center detainees, inmates, staff, contractors, their families, their contacts a…
For the last three weeks, we have been facing an unprecedented emergency in the Frederick community as the onset and spread of COVID-19 arrived. On Monday, Governor Hogan took another step to keep us safe, by enacting a “stay at home” order, restricting travel, business operations and more.
I have been concerned about the information that should be published here about the coronavirus. First, let me start by saying we are living in this difficult time where there is not much we can do in our daily lives. Many small businesses have been shut down, students are learning from home…
On March 26, letter writer Mary Ann Ryan cited what I, as CEO of United Way of Frederick County, view as a legitimate concern about timing of payments from the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Campaign. I thank Ms. Ryan for her thoughts and agree that the time to act is now.
Here we are in the middle of a pandemic and economic meltdown, and The Frederick News-Post does a rah-rah editorial on March 25, puffing the downtown Frederick hotel project as a way to build, or should I say, possibly rebuild the local economy.
We are truly in unusual times. The spread of the coronavirus changes our lives on almost an hourly basis. But in the midst of the chaos and fear, I find hope as I hear stories of our Frederick County Public Schools teachers and staff who are working diligently to ensure that the education of…
The Senate’s massive $2 trillion emergency assistance bill is one very expensive way to help workers and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus.
Congress is considering allowing 401(k) withdrawals without facing penalties. That is the right approach, but it doesn’t go far enough in its detail or benefits.
Certainly we are all becoming very aware, in one way or another, of how this COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our lives and our community. The other day, I thanked several employees in the grocery store for coming to work and dealing with the pandemonium. I had a lovely conversation with a sen…
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I applaud the United Way of Frederick County for establishing a relief fund for those suffering financial hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak (“United Way launches relief fund,” March 20). However, I take issue with one statement in the article. Ken Oldham, president and CEO, indicates …
In this time of confusion and a heightened awareness of those around us and the impact of distancing away from each other, a widely forgotten group of people are the construction workers.
During this unprecedented health crisis, the values and mission of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) remain focused on the well-being of our students, their families, our teachers and our staff. Uncertainty and changes in routine are doubly hard for our children and those Frederick Coun…
Life has taken a drastic, unexpected turn. Our world has been altered, our daily routines have been abruptly changed, and our local communities are reeling from extraordinary times that include daily updates and disruptions resulting from the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Although Frederick’s great flood in 1976 devastated much of downtown, it also energized, and in many ways, saved the community by forcing us to take bold steps that have led to a much better Frederick. If we look at what is currently occurring, there might be a silver lining.
Frederick County is losing too much forest to development. County Executive Jan Gardner has put forward well-considered legislation to reverse this trend, which County Councilman Kai Hagen introduced as amendments to the Forest Resource Ordinance (Bill No. 20-05) and the zoning ordinance (Bi…
As we collectively face the unprecedented public health challenge associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus, it is important to recognize that each and every one of us plays an important and essential role in keeping our family, friends, neighbors and community safe.
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